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As Gas Hovers at $4/Gal, VP Biden Says “Energy Policy Is The Best It’s Ever Been”

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You read that headline right – with gas prices soaring to $4 / gal nationally, Vice President Biden yesterday asserted that “I think our energy policy is the best it’s ever been.” Here’s the raw video: 

Here are the facts: 

  • GAS PRICES ARE AT THE HIGHEST PRICE EVER RECORDED IN APRIL. “The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.94, up 2 cents from a week ago, and 26 cents from a year ago, according to the Department of Energy. This is the highest price recorded in April.”
  • THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR GASOLINE IS $3.941
  • GAS PRICES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WATCH

And, as Speaker Boehner noted in his weekly address, the Obama administration’s policies have only driven up the price of gas at the pump: 

“About the only thing the president has pushed the Senate to do is to prevent construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a job-creating project that the American people strongly support. He personally lobbied Senate Democrats before the vote, and that may have made the difference. He also successfully urged Senate Democrats to take up energy tax legislation that won't lower the price of gas, and according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, would actually make it more expensive."

House Republicans have a real “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that will remove barriers to American energy production and help address high gas prices. Read more at TeamBoehner.com.

 

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